Suspect arrested six months after man found dead near DeKalb home

Six months after a Stone Mountain man was found dead outside his home, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office arrested a man believed to be involved in the fatal shooting, officials said. 
Quintayles Trammel, 19, had been on the run since the March 30 killing at Lopez Morgan's Sheppard Place home. Trammel was indicted Sept. 20 on murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges, and was arrested Wednesday, DeKalb County Superior Court and jail records show.

His alleged accomplice Kierra Rainer, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was arrested shortly after the crime and booked in the DeKalb County Jail, DeKalb County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones told Channel 2 Action News.

Rainer also faces murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

“We are still in the preliminary stages of this investigation and are unable to share additional details beyond what has already been released,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an emailed statement.

On March 30, officers responded to the 1100 block of Sheppard Place about 3:30 a.m. and found Morgan, 62, in a small detached building behind the larger main house, DeKalb County police said at the time of the killing. Morgan was dead from a single gunshot wound, police said.

Police have not provided any additional information on what led to the shooting or whether the victim and suspects knew each other.

Details about Trammel’s arrest were not released. He and Rainer remain in the DeKalb County jail without bond.

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